Travel in Style this Summer

Summer is travel season, so why not travel in style? There are stylish bags, purses, totes, hats, accessories, and other fashions to help you vacation in style this summer. Remember that travel fashion needs to be practical as well – you need outfits that fit various occasions and destinations. Here are some of the latest travel fashion trends for 2012.

Skinny Jeans
The long, lean look of skinny jeans are in this year. They are versatile, available in many colors and appropriate for various occasions and events. Earth-tone skinny jeans could be worn on the beach or out for lunch and shopping. And don’t let the name deter you – skinny jeans come in all sizes and can be flattering for various body types. What makes them skinny jeans is that they are close-fitting and cropped; they are the opposite of the baggy jeans that have been in style in the past. Also, skinny jeans are coming out in patterns in 2012, and patterns can be very forgiving.

Metallic is coming in this year, so silver or gold handbags make a nice choice. Pair them up with some metallic sandals with wedge heels for a really trendy look during your travels this summer. For the most part, shoulder bags are the style that goes best with metallics, and you’ll be likely to find short-handled bags in metallic this year.

In fact, hand bags are popping up all over the place in 2012. Short handles and colors like pink, red, and tried-and-true neutrals. Carrying these on your travels will certainly put you on the right fashion path.

Colorful Totes
Cloth totes have been in for some time, but this year they are coming out in colorful patterns and solids. The tote is an essential and acceptable bag to carry on your travels and shopping trips. It presents a “green” image, too, no matter what color you choose. Because so many colors and patterns are available, you’re sure to find one that coordinates with your outfit.

Accessories are a great way to add fashionable elements to your travelwear. Neon colors are in this year, so you could wear travel shoes with spots of neon and matching neon handbag if you don’t want to go all-out. Plastic lenses rather than metal are in for sunglasses this year, and square or cats’ eye are the trendy shapes for 2012. Pile on some neon bracelets or other styles of bangle bracelets; arms that jingle with multiple bracelets are in this year.